HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WENHAM, MA

B2011

MEMORIALS FOR DECEASED STUDENTS OR STAFF

The School Committee recognizes that the death of a student or member of the staff is deeply felt by the school community. As places designed primarily to support learning, however, school sites should not serve as permanent memorials for students or staff.

Permanent memorials for deceased students or staff shall be limited in form to a living memorial or to perpetual awards or scholarships.  A living memorial shall be defined as one supported financially and with action by the community.  It will be at the School Committee’s discretion whether a memorial will be discontinued.

Any permanent memorials in existence before this policy was adopted can only be removed by a vote of the School Committee.

Adopted: March 20, 2014:

Reviewed: February 13, 2017